Bug#83669: Shared libraries
>>>>> "Ben" == Ben Collins <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Ben> So? This makes things consistent, and much easier to track
Ben> bugs and problems. Your proposal would make things really
Ben> difficult to track bugs "The bug only shows up when I have
Ben> libfoo1_1.0 and libfoo-dev_0.9 installed". This puts too much
Ben> load on the maintainer.
If done properly, the maintainer only need to know if the user is
trying to compile an application (libfoo-dev is used) or trying to run
an application (libfoo1 is used).
Might be confusing the package a is compiled based on an older version
of libfoo-dev, but executed with the newer version of libfoo1,
but still it should be easy to realize what is happening (just stick
to the previous rule).
*.la files will be a problem, as explained in my other message.
Brian May <email@example.com>